[LMB] OT: Poem

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 30 21:25:01 BST 2021


Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:
> Not particularly apropos of anything, but I stumbled across this in
> Callaghans, and thought it might chime well in here.
[...]
> "if you are exhausted about
> your heart's obsession with
> the fixed past and your mind's focus
> on the uncertain future
> your lungs are the perfect place for you
> there is no yesterday in your lungs
> there is no tomorrow there either
> there is only now
> there is only inhale
> there is only exhale
> there is only this moment
> there is only breath
> and in that breath
> you can rest while your
> heart and head work
> their relationship out."

It's worth noting that in his younger days, Spider Robinson was an
*incredible* stoner.  A friend of mine once interviewed him at home
for the university newspaper (IIRC) and got feeling high just from the
second-hand smoke.

Joel


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